Our company's recovery requirement is 24 hours. Therefore I have to have a backup process in place that will allow me to recover my system to the previous day.
I achieve this by doing a FULL system backup once a month (after PTFs are applied), a FULL application data backup once a week and incremental application data backups each day.
All backup media is moved offsite each morning and two full sets of recovery tapes are maintained offsite at all times.
This covers my 24-hour data loss requirement.
We also journal production application data transactions and the journal receivers are written to tape every two hours and moved offsite every day. This is just a little extra protection.
It all depends ... you have to design your backup processes to match your company's data recovery needs, and this will be different for every company.
Dig Deeper on Data backup, storage and retrieval on iSeries
Related Q&A from Ken Graap
The BRMS Network feature allows a BRMS system to connect to other BRMS systems via a network, and enables a user to consolidate media such as backup ...continue reading
The only option to correct damage preventing file journaling is to use the RCLSTG command.continue reading
Find out if log files can be omitted during a save without causing problems in a full restore.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.